Saturday, March 29, 2014

These days

Av had some fun playing with Melee when the Frys were here for a visit.  We also got to hit up the children's museum with Av for the first time. She loved it! I had to include some random pictures of her cute hair.  Who knew I'd love doing little girl hair so much?

Monday, March 17, 2014

Family Fun Time

Aliese, Darrin, and Melee came up and stayed with my parents for their Spring Break.  We joined them in some fun family adventures.

Sunday, my grandparents came for dinner and to play with their great-granddaughters. On Monday, we hit up the zoo. We went swimming and played at my house on Tuesday.  They were leaving Wednesday so we squoze in some play time at the park and at my parents' house.  We had so much fun, especially those cute cousins.

Friday, February 14, 2014

My Valentines

We never made a big deal of Valentine's Day but now that Av is a little older we tried to make it fun.  Most years we make heart shaped mini pizzas.  This year, we just ordered pizza and made heart shaped sugar cookies together.  I've been exercising and eating really healthy so born were a splurge but it was fun.  AK got me a water bottle, running socks and we are going to go to running corner to have my gait analyzed and to purchase legit running shoes.  I'm spoiled.  He knows how hard I am working to get healthy and he encourages me so much.  I just love him so much.  I am so lucky to have a guy like Adam.  I used to be a little...not even tempered and Adam is the only person I truly wanted to spend a my time with.  Now I am a lot nicer and somebody joined Adam in that camp.  If I could spend all day, everyday with those two I would be in heaven.  The nice thing is, I am halfway there.

Adam has had to put up with a lot from me and he sacrifices so much for me.  I have changed a lot since we started dating (9 1/2 years ago) and for the most part am much more agreeable but I am still really sarcastic and am terrible at making decisions.  Adam married a head strong and determined girl who was going to be a successful PA.  Then she grew up a little, life happened, she had a baby, and now nothing is more important than motherhood.  He has been such a trooper through they my phases of Jen.  Tom boy phase, girly (for me) phase, exercise obsessed phase, chubby kid phase, depresses phase, self confident phase, religious phase, inactive phase.  He stands by my crazy old side through everything and I appreciate him more than he knows.  

Adam is pretty much brilliant, he's hilarious, and he is so so nice.  His patience astounds me (maybe because I don't have much).  He is so giving  and caring and the least judgmental person around.  I think he is pretty awesome. 

My little buddy is just about the best Valentine I could ask for.  She is literally everything I dreamed she would be.  When I was pregnant, I thought about what she would be like and I wanted for her.  Nailed it!  She is beautiful, sweet, smart, witty, affectionate, and  precocious.  The only thing I passed on to her that I wish I hadn't is her eczema.  Poor girl.  Otherwise, she is pretty much hand picked perfection and I love spending all my time with her.  I love devoting myself to her health and her educations.  I love how she and I are so alike in so any ways.  I love that she loves being with me.  She is my sidekick and my shadow.  She would rather help me do dishes or fold laundry than play in her room.  When I tell her she can go play, it almost hurts her feelings, like I don't want her around, when really I just think she would be having more fun with her toys.  

This Valentine's Day, my sappy heart is full of love for my little family.  I never imagined I would have it so good.

I found some pictures from our first and second Valentine's Days together (8 and 9 years ago).  We were so young and adorable!

I got to spend today with Av and our buddy McCoy.  They were such a cute team.  Then I just have some ransoms from the past little bit of my cute little nugget.

Happy Valentine's Day to my Adam and Avynlee!

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Naptime Adventures

I love my little two year old more than anything.  She really is the greatest thing that has ever happened in my life and I adore her.  I love that she is so sweet and affectionate.  She is smart and observant.  She is artistic and precocious.  I just wish she didn't chose to be so artistic and precocious during naptime.

This was the more recent and less grievous offense.  She emptied a smaller bottle of powder all around her room, specifically in many clean diapers and all over her bed (Obviously).

 Poor little lady had to have a time out while I cleaned her mess.
 This was the first, and easily worst, bedroom destruction endeavor.  I sure was ticked.  She emptied about half a tub of desitin.  It was everywhere.  There was also a large bottle of powder completely emptied, and a per accident.  I have finally scrubbed her bedding and stuffed animals to almost good as new. I keep washing the walls but the greasy handprints really are determined to stay. The dresser is clean but shines, and the carpet is still not as clean as I would like it to be.  Needless to say, her access to things on her room has change drastically.  Little stinker.  I couldn't be upset for long, she's just too darn cute.  But hopefully these naptime events don't recur. I'm really not a fan.

 The pictures don't even do it justice .

Dear Adam

I can't tell you how much I love being a mom.  It is the best thing I have ever experienced.  I love how much it has changed me.  I love how much that crazy two year old means to me.  I love that you gave me the opportunity to have a baby.  I love that I have been lucky enough to be home with her the past eight months.  I love taking care of her, cleaning up after her, reading to her, and snuggling with her.  I love watching her learn, move, dance, jump, laugh, and pretend.  This is the happiest and most important thing I have experienced.

Thank you for this wonderful gift.  Thank you for working so hard and sacrificing so much.  Thank you for coming home so excited to see us.  Thank you for rough housing and playing tea party with our little girl.  Thank you for being the good cop.  Thank you for being the best dad ever.

You are pretty much the best thing that ever happened to me and I love you so much.

I bet you didn't know I was going to turn out to be such a sap when you married me.